NEW YORK - External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj took up the issues of H1B visas and the rights of illegal immigrant children when she met with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday morning. Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in a tweet that Sushma Swaraj "strongly raised the issue of H1B visa and children falling under DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) policy with Secretary Tillerson".
WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order aimed at further cutting off the funding for North Korea. Calling North Korea's nuclear and missile program "a grave threat to peace and security in our world", Trump told reporters the new executive order would cut off sources of revenue that fund North Korea's nuclear programme, Xinhua news agency reported. "The order enhances the (US) Treasury...
WASHINGTON - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra plans to announce a lawsuit on behalf of the state that will challenge US President Donald Trump's proposal to build a wall at the US-Mexico border. Becerra, who has called the project "medieval", is scheduled to travel to Border Field State Park near San Diego to announce that a lawsuit is being filed in federal court over construction of border wall projects in San Diego and Imperial counties,
WASHINGTON - Indian American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi has been appointed to a leadership role in the Democratic Party's new task force on the economy focussing on creating more jobs for Americans. The Congressman will serve as co-chair for the New Economy Task Force, along with Representatives Susan DelBene, Debbie Dingell and Darren Soto. "I'm honoured to take a leading role in crafting our job-focused agenda...
BERKELEY,CA- Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi came down heavily on the Modi government’s economic policies and also accused it of promoting divisive politics, and said that lynchings and attacks on liberals were badly damaging India’s image. Speaking to students at the University of California here, Gandhi defended dynasty politics, saying that was how the entire country was running, and also said he was “absolutely ready”
WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump led a moment of silence in a brief, somber ceremony at the White House on Monday to mark the 16th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump walked onto the South Lawn and stood as bells tolled for the first 9/11 anniversary of Trump's presidency. They then bowed their heads and stood silently before...
WASHINGTON - A coalition of 16 US attorneys general has sued President Donald Trump's administration's decision to end a programme which shields more than 800,000 undocumented immigrants who arrived in the country as children, from being deported. The coalition filed the suit on Wednesday in a New York federal court against the decicion to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme, reports Efe news.
WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump has decided to end a programme that grants work permits to undocumented immigrants who arrived in the country as children with a six-month delay, the media reported. Trump has wrestled for months with whether to do away with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals programme introduced by his predecessor Barack Obama in June 2012 to shield hundreds of thousands of...
WASHINGTON - People who were denied from entering the US under President Donald Trump's first travel ban can now reapply for American visas, according to a settlement reached in a case that temporarily blocked the executive order in January. In the brief period after the first travel ban went into effect on January 27, a number of people with valid visas were denied entry into the US and put on planes back to where they came from, reports CNN.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Monday rescinded an executive order issued by his predecessor, Barack Obama, limiting the amount and type of military equipment that can be provided to the police, a measure the former president took after incidents of police violence against African American citizens in 2015. The order restores access to "lifesaving" resources and equipment to state, local and tribal security forces, Efe news reported.